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From: Jonathan Fairbanks, "American Antiques in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bybee," Antiques 93 (January 1968): 77
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Stand


Object number

RIF2823

Maker

Maker Unknown

Dimensions

Height: 28 in. (71.12 cm) Diameter of top: 14 1/2 in. (36.83 cm)

Date

1760–80

Current location

Dallas Museum of Art

Geography

Made in, Possibly made in Rhode Island
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Medium

Mahogany (primary); birch (secondary)

Marks

None

Inscriptions

None

Provenance

John S. Walton, New York; sold to Faith P. Bybee (1900–1996) and Charles L. Bybee (1900–1972), Houston, 1954; sold to the Dallas Museum of Art, 1985

Associated names

Charles L. Bybee
Faith P. Bybee
John S. Walton, Inc.

Construction

The legs are joined to the pedestal with sliding dovetails. Their joints were strengthened through the addition of three iron strips, which are nailed on. The cross brace into which the pedestal is joined is screwed to the top. The turned rim is integral with the top. Source: Charles L. Venable, American Furniture in the Bybee Collection (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989), 46, no. 20.

Bibliography

Joan Pearson Watkins Revocable Trust, "American Antiques in the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Bybee, Part II," Antiques 93, no. 1 (January 1968): 77, ill.
Charles L. Venable, American Furniture in the Bybee Collection (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1989), 46, no. 20.